Lethal dose: Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly

Scroll.in presents an analysis of the new draft Pesticide Management Bill in India. The Bill expands the monitoring duties of states – agricultural officers must regularly collect and furnish information on the infrastructure of pesticide manufacturers and, somewhat baffling, on the performance of pesticides in improving agricultural protection. But it does not allow the states broader control beyond the granting or rejection of licences.